This island was the summer home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their children. He named it the "beloved island." We returned for a camping week each of several summers until this year. We decided that we would come to Campobello, and Herring Cove Park, for two weeks each month of the summer of 2017. In between, we made plans to visit our children and friends.
June was a cold and wet month, but we reacquainted ourselves with the island with hikes and visits to the beach. We also anticipated a visit with Carrie and the girls. They came to camp with us for four days and to learn a little bit about the island.
We had some wonderful experiences exploring the beach and camping together.
The visit was too short and soon they had to pull out and head home.
This place is full of wild flowers like Indian Pipes.
Pitcher Plants in the bog.
Grass Pinks - orchids now blooming in the Eagle Hill Bog.
Wild White Roses
End of the Lupine Blooms
Unusual (to me) Pink Bunchberry.
Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Hiking the beach along the Bold Coast
End of a large beaver pond. You can almost see the foot prints of their work.
Orange Lichen on the rocks like a gold crown.
It is July of our happy Campobello summer with much more to come for August and September!
Today is my mother's 96th birthday and I am so grateful for her life and the role model she is to her children, grandchildren and the whole family. When I talked with her today she said she was a little stiff because she had been exercising. Go Mom!!!!!